Brutal Wind Chills Expected for South Louisiana Next Week
Much of the Deep South is preparing for some very cold nights next week and while the temperatures will be way below freezing, the wind chills across the region will be brutal.
Temperatures next Monday and Tuesday night will be in the mid-to-lower 20s as arctic air moves in, with wintery precipitation expected in some areas.
As for the wind chills, the US National Weather Service in Lake Charles has wind chills dipping into the single digits.
By now you should have started to prepare your home and vehicle for some very cold nights, and we remind you to plan to bring your pets indoors early next week.
If you have any exposed plumbing at your house it will need to be protected with proper insulation and remember to never use washcloths or towels to insulate pipes.
Now, let's focus on the windchills early next week in Acadiana. Lafayette could see a wind chill of 9 degrees and some of the upper parts of Acadiana could record wind chills of 2 degrees.
Take a look at what we should expect early next week in Louisiana, this is something we rarely see here during the winter months.
The National Weather Service says, "Preparations should be made this weekend for the extreme cold including wrapping exposed pipes and having alternative sources of warmth."
Here's a look at the days ahead for much of Louisiana.
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